The Trinity Foundation exists to provide funding for vital aspects of the Christian ministry of Trinity UMC that cannot normally be supported by the church’s annual operating budget. Gifts to the Foundation may be made at any time and for any reason. Many give to the Foundation as a memorial to family or friends who have passed away, but you can also give a financial gift to the foundation in honor of someone’s birthday, anniversary or other special occasion. Gifts may be a one-time donation or you can make an ongoing monthly or annual pledge in support of the Foundation. There also are many vehicles for participating in planned giving to the Foundation such as gifting the church a specific amount, designating a percentage of your estate, or leaving the remainder of your estate to the church after other gifts have been made. Recently, we have made several changes to the way the Foundation works. To learn about these changes or to learn how to apply for Foundation grants to benefit the church, click on the links below. To speak to someone right now, call 614-488-0695 or email Wade Steen.
- What Is the Trinity Foundation?
A general description of the foundation, how it is run, and who administers funds.
- How Does the Foundation Benefit the Church and Community?
Learn how foundation funds have been used in the past to benefit the church and community.
- Giving to the Foundation
Understand the difference between permanent endowments, unrestricted funds and setting up your own funds. Learn who to contact at the church for advice and more clarification of your options.
- How to Request Grants from the Foundation
Download grant application forms and learn how you can apply for a Foundation grant.
- General Foundation, Gifting and Estate Planning Information
This section contains a copy of the Trinity Foundation bylaws as well as answers to common questions about estate planning.